Load balancing problem with 1.2.3
is there really a problem with 1.2.3 with regards to load balancing 3 wans?
i'm pretty much sure i have the correct settings.
i'm downloading from usenet or torrent, and sometimes the speeds of the three modems and sometimes wan1 and wan2 are the only the ones running at full speed and wan3 is running at 50% speed only.
This is not because of usenet server or torrent, since when I try to create a rule that will use only ONE modem, they all run at full speeds.
In short, they run at full speed individually, but with the 3 of modem combined wan3 seems to be having problems.
This only happened when I started upgrading my pfsense router and now it is at 1.2.3.
With that, I tried to clean install from scratch thinking that it would fix the problem, unfortunately it did not fix the problem.
Actually, my buddy in the UK, I think, had the same problem before but not experiencing it now.
Can somebody confirm this please?
Admins, developers, please take note of these.
since it's round robin, put more weight on the interface that you wish to use more OR redirect some traffic to the interface you wish to use more… some routers allow for it to intelligently check for the least utilized interface (you specify the speed/or it's capabilities) and try to spread the load.... pfsense I believe don't have this ability right now...
Yup it's round robin but you see my three modems have the same exact speed, download and upload and the round robin should act EQUALLY on all three interfaces.
And as I've said, I'm not experiencing this problem BEFORE.
Perhaps some screenshot of your setup showing your firewall rules & load balancing & port forwarding is in order as your not giving enough info for the pfsense dev to offer ANY sound advice.
Sorry for the late reply, been busy with work.
Anyway, here are the necessary pictures for the problem:
By the way, I thought the problem was because I was using Realtek cards, so I decided to buy Intel Dual Port Server Adapters, plugged them in my pfsense box and they use the fxp driver. So my setup is three Intel cards using the fxp driver for the three modems and one Intel card using the em driver for the LAN. In short, all my NICs are Intel but I still have the problem. I also tried reinstalling from scratch but still no progress. The 3rd modem traffic is really being left out.
Also, I did not touch any setting under the NAT subtab, so no port forwards (because I use upnp), no 1:1 NAT, and default settings for Outbound NAT.
I'm leaning towards this being a bug of the new pfsense because I was not experiencing this before. Admins and developers, can you please confirm?
I would really appreciate if I can use the full bandwidth of my 3rd modem for load balancing. It just not seems right :(
I hope someone can help me.